Writing a Joke — Humor Contest

Steve and Erin Pavlina came up with some jokes after visiting a friend’s tiny Manhattan apartment. “We shared our funny lines with our friend and another person who lives in the same building. They laughed nervously because some of these lines aren’t far from the truth. They pay about 10 times per square foot what homes in Las Vegas sell for.”

After looking at their jokes, I thought it would make a great theme for a contest…Tiny Homes.  They sent me about 20 lines.  I’ll share three of them with you to show you where the theme could take you.  After the contest I’ll show you some of their other lines:

  – At least you only have to change one light bulb.

  – I didn’t know Bonsai made furniture.

  –  You put your right foot in. You put your right foot out. Well, that’s it for the apartment tour!

Now it’s time for YOU to come up with some one liners on the theme of Tiny Home.  Put on your creativity cap and go to work.  Initially, write everything down…even the lines you don’t like.  Then set your initial brainstorm effort aside and come back to it later.  Edit.  Take out the unnecessary words.  Substitute funnier words.  Select your best lines and submit them to HumorPowerTips@HumorPower.com by June 29, 2008.